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Subject: Re: [boost] review system in place is extremely slow? (was Re: [rfc] rcpp)
From: Brian Wood (woodbrian77_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-25 16:54:03

On 02/25/2010 11:56 AM, Nevin Liber wrote:
> Then comes the "which jobs do we pay for?". If a reviewer
> spends 80 hours doing a detailed review, should we pay
> them too? What about all the people who tirelessly work
> on getting a release out the door every quarter? Why
> should they work "for free" if other people are getting paid?

I thought about some of these things as well.... I think
release managers should be paid as well and more
than review managers.

For reviewers, I would set up a system that rewarded
them also. The review manager might be expected to
judge who has given the best and second best reviews.
It would add a little excitement to the whole process...
seeing who wins the gold and silver medals.

> If we don't make enough money from web advertising, you
> can't just not pay the review managers. Who will make up
> the deficit? Etc., etc.

The way I'd do it is to make offers based on money
already collected and not based on anticipated
earnings. That way you commit some income to an
individual and should be able to follow through and
pay them. It might take a few months before you
had enough saved to begin doing this. Advertisers
love to reach niche audiences, especially audiences
with above average incomes.

This approach would be mixed with the current
approach. If there was money to pay for a review
manager it would be offered. If not you would just
keep going hoping some generous soul volunteers.

Brian Wood
Ebenezer Enterprises
(651) 251-9384

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